Victory Television

From Audiovisual Identity Database

This article is about the American company. For the British company, see Victory Television (UK).

Credits
Descriptions by
Michael Bass

Captures by
Michael Bass, Shadeed A. Kelly and TheEriccorpinc

Editions by
V of Doom, Michael Bass and Shadeed A. Kelly

Video captures courtesy of
LogicSmash

Background

Victory Television was a television distribution company formed in 1973 by James Victory first known as "Jim Victory Television, Inc."

1st Logo (September 10, 1973-September 10, 1982, 1985, May 4, 1987-September 20, 1991)

Logo: An in-credit text reading:

distributed by
JIM VICTORY TELEVISION INC.

Later Variant: The company later started to be referred to as "VICTORY TELEVISION, INC."

Technique: The credit scrolling. On most shows, it scrolls vertically. On Match Game PM and Match Game, it scrolls horizontally.

Music/Sounds: The end theme of the show.

Availability: Ultra rare. It's seen on the syndicated versions of Concentration (1973-1978 and the 1985 pilots), Match Game PM (1975-1981), Match Game (1979-1982), and Classic Concentration (1987-1991), all of which have been seen on Buzzr. Classic Concentration was previously seen in reruns on NBC, from the 1991 end of first-run episodes until December 31, 1993. The Victory credit is mainly seen on long credit rolls on Classic.

Legacy: Victory's involvement with Classic Concentration is unusual; Classic Concentration was never syndicated, and aired only on NBC before Buzzr's reruns. The presence of the credit could possibly be an obligation stemming from the unsold 1985 syndicated Concentration series, as Victory was to be the distributor.

2nd Logo (1982-May 12, 1987)

Logo: Just a black background with the words "Victory Television" in an ivory Elephant font with "DISTRIBUTED BY" in a small font above it.

Technique: The logo fading in and out.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Ultra rare. Was seen on Rhoda, Hill Street Blues and the original WKRP In Cincinnati when reran in syndication. Last seen on an old VHS release of Hill Street Blues and the S2 WKRP episode "Bad Risk" on WGN America.

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